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In-Person and Virtual Visit Opportunities

Virtual Information Sessions

To participate, sign up for the sessions through the link below (at least 24 hours in advance).  You will be added to a calendar event and also the Zoom link will be emailed to you.

Register for a virtual session

What to Expect:

  • All prospective students and/or those who wish to learn more about this industry, career, college and application process are encouraged to start here.
  • These virtual general information sessions are offered the first Wednesday of each month at either 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. Eastern time.
  • The presentation lasts about 30 minutes and is followed by a question and answer session.
  • Should you have additional individual/personal questions, we are happy to schedule a follow-up conversation.

In-Person Visits/Tours

In-person Great Lakes Campus visits are Mondays and Thursdays, 900 or 1:00 Eastern Time, by appointment only.

Contact us to make your appointment

Primary contact for those with last names A–K:

Scott Fairbank
Director of Maritime Admissions
(231) 995-1213

Primary contact for those with last names L–Z:

Judy Druskovich
Admissions Specialist
(231) 995-1209

What to expect:

  • The visit starts in our main office on the second floor of Great Lakes Maritime Academy (located at 715 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686) with a discussion/presentation about programs, curriculums, cadet life, college resources, cadet expectations and career preparation. Following the discussion, a walking tour of the Great Lakes Campus, including the labs, classrooms, simulators, harbor and vessels (if available and in port). The visit will take approximately 90 minutes.
  • Families have the option for a guided or unguided tour the Northwestern Michigan College Campus either before or after the Great Lakes Campus tour.
  • On the NMC "main campus" you may visit general education classrooms, residence halls, the new "Innovation Center", cafeteria, library, bookstore and more.
  • REGISTER HERE to add on the NMC guided tour (do not indicate a major as Maritime majors are not listed) and be sure to allow time for your commute between the two campuses. Campuses are roughly a half mile apart.
  • For the unguided tour, we will provide you with a map, parking pass and suggested path.
  • Contact your academy representative for current safety protocols.
  • Unable to visit on those days? Contact your Maritime admissions representative.

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Campus Map

The Great Lakes Maritime Academy is located on NMC's Great Lakes Campus (#5 on the Great Lakes Campus map). The physical address is 715 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49686. (Please note, this is NOT the mailing address.)

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